Accession Number : AD1015740

Title :   Technology Approach: DoD Versus Boeing (A Comparative Study)

Descriptive Note : Journal Article

Corporate Author : Industrial College of Armed Forces Washington United States

Personal Author(s) : Battershell,A L

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Report Date : 01 Jan 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : This is an analysis of different approaches in the use of technology by Boeing and DoD to determine how they may have affected development time for theC-17 and the Boeing 777. Boeings focus on cost, schedule, performance, and market competition is contrasted to DoDs focus on performance. The paper concludes that the mere existence of a technology should not obscure (a) the impact its maturity may have on program cost and risk, (b) whether it will meet a real need of the user as opposed to a gold plated one, and (c) whether the added development time it may require could pose unanticipated problems for the customer, or even result in fielding obsolete weapons systems.

Descriptors :   weapon systems , department of defense , risk management , life cycle management , scheduling , flight crews , transport aircraft , control systems , computeraided design , flight control systems , military acquisition , contracts

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE